Effective patient and caregiver engagement requires health care professionals to develop and sustain cultural competency skills. Review the resources listed below to explore the unique histories and worldviews of Aboriginal communities living in Ontario, and how they affect how you should plan for engagement.
Aboriginal Relationship and Cultural Competency Courses
Source: Cancer Care Ontario
Circle of Engagement Model
Source: Perinatal Services British Colombia
A Guide for Working with Aboriginal People of Northwestern Ontario
Source: Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre
Successful patient engagement projects ensure fair access and participation for all participants. Use this tool to assess how easy-to-access and equitable the patient engagement projects you are involved in are.
Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
Source: Download the Health Equity Impact Assessment (HEIA) Tool
Use this guide to ask the right questions and have meaningful conversations with patients and their caregivers about sexual health and gender identity in non-stigmatizing ways. This guide is geared towards mental health counselling and addiction services, but can be adapted for other settings.
Download the guide here
Source: Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Use this question-and-answer template to guide your conversations with patients and caregivers on sexual health and gender identity. The template is meant for mental health counselling and addiction services, but can be adapted for other settings.
Download the template here
Read this guide to discover approaches for creating a diverse and well-represented patient and family advisory council. Use the guide’s templates and tools to support your practice.
Learn how to recruit for diversity
Source: Health Quality Ontario
This guide offers education, resources and support to health service providers who are preparing to engage with gender variant (or trans-gendered) communities.
Download the guide
Source: The Gender Variant Working Group
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